I stumbled upon this website last night as I searched up information on Anetha Getwell, the 1919 National Fame and Fortune Contest winner.
https://theencyclopediaofobscuresilents ... dpress.com
There's a load of entries on silent performers I had never heard of. I think you guys would be interested in exploring this!
I took this snippet from the December 11, 1912 issue of Exhibitors Herald:
https://archive.org/details/exhibitorsh ... page/n1331
There's a bit of disparity between the info from the Encyclopedia, and the info from the magazine. The magazine declares Anetha the winner - the encyclopedia states that Blanche McGarrity was the winner, and that Anetha was the runner up.
Blanche McGarrity -
Anything and everything silent photoplay!
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"No, Vico! You'd make a marvelous second husband—but you're too much of a luxury for a poor girl's first venture!" ~ Kitty Flanders in Children of Divorce (1927)
Hmm, that's an odd discrepancy. I like the Rangeland title card.
Omg! Thank you for sharing this.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)